Charlottetown Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Charlottetown & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Taken a grass roots approach; Father and Son Team are turning the corner on modern farming turning their farm operation into a Hop Farming and Craft Brewing operation.
The Gahan Brewery (formerly Murphy's Brewing Co.) was established in March 1997 in Charlottetown, PEI.
Winner of the 2011 Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Business of the year, Newman Estate Winery is a next generation winery located in beautiful Prince Edward Island
The winery applied the French concept of terroir, with the best combination of soil, slope, sun exposure and the peculiar weather vagaries for certain grape varieties, and consulted with the finest European vintners
With over 32 acres of apples, plus our local pears and plums pushing us over 50 acres, Arlington Orchards are PEI's largest orchard.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map